We have our Open House before the start of school. I prepare a goody bag for each child with a note attached to the outside welcoming the child into my class. Inside, the contents may include a piece of candy, a book, a marker, stickers, etc. It's a small way to get the kids excited about coming back. They take the bags home with them after Open House. The students that don't come to Open House receive the bag on the first day of school.